We’re probably going to be holding our breath until at least Monday because you know how these things go with the Green Bay Packers. However, cornerback Sam Shields reportedly does not have a serious injury.
Shields went down in freak fashion on Sunday — not during, but before a play in the third quarter of the Packers’ win over the Dolphins.
The ailment is a left knee injury — specifically, a patellar injury — and the good news is the initial tests show that nothing is torn.
“It just gave out,” Shields said. “I felt like a little pinch. They say nothing’s torn, but it hurts.”
With Shields out, Davon House took over. Of course, then the Packers other starting cornerback, Tramon Williams, went down shortly after Shields. He has an ankle injury.
Casey Hayward joined House in the top two and that elevated Jarrett Bush to the nickel back.
While we’re not excited about Shields or Williams potentially missing time, it’s also not the end of the world. Cornerback is the Packers’ deepest position and both House and Hayward are starting-caliber guys.
Yes, it’s true the Dolphins offense was rolling in the second half on Sunday, but both Shields and Williams were in the game for the third quarter. That’s pretty clear evidence to us that the guy who went out with an injury earlier in the game — inside linebacker Jamari Lattimore — was the big loss.
His replacement, Brad Jones, was his usual awful self. Seriously, that guy is garbage.
The Packers can survive with House and/or Hayward in the starting lineup. They probably can’t with Jones there.
Brad Jones sucks shit.
Anybody know what happened to Lattimore. Big loss.
Hope you have a barf bag handy: Neck Injury.
This better not be a sterling shape Nick Collins jermichael Finley neck injury.
Just which of the football gods did we PISS off?
Talking about lattimore
With the way things work with the Packers, if the early report is that the injury isn’t serious and nothing is torn, then by Wednesday we’ll find out from McSweaty at his presser that Shields’ knee is torn all the hell up and he’s played his last down in the NFL.
^ This. Exactly this.
Brad Jones is terrible but AJ Hawk is just as bad and he plays every defensive snap! When we watch the game we get great entertainment isolating on Hawks individual performance. Many times during each game someone from our group will blare increduously, “Watch what Hawk did on this play”. We’re thinking of looping all his game action together with Benny Hill music playing in the background.
At this point, a blowup doll and a mannequin alternating at ILB would be a slight improvement.